He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lois Stewart.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Dee” Stewart, of Cleveland; children: Angela Stewart of Moultrie, Ga., Lisa Stewart Carter of Sylvester, Ga., and Chris Stewart of Cleveland; stepchildren: Renee’ Mize of Cleveland, Sheri Harper of Delano and Vickie Kendrick of Cleveland; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and siblings: Darsey Stewart of Quincy, Fla., Herman Stewart of Plant City, Fla., David Stewart of Albany, Ga., Merle Turner of Lakeland, Fla., Betty Craft of Huntsville, Ala., and Gwen Love of Dawson, Ga.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Carlton officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.